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German Santas hope to bring cheer despite facemask requirements

A group of Germans dressed as Santa and angels who rent themselves out over the Christmas period gathered in Berlin on Saturday, keen to spread joy and practice their "Ho-ho-hos" even though they have to wear masks.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/7 17:18:40

Chinese ethnographic photo biennale debuts in Beijing

The theme of 2020's biennale, "preservation and acceptance," reflects the current situation of most ethnic minority groups in China and is fully depicted through the photos at the exhibition.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/14 18:38:40

Rolex, Patek Philippe ditch Baselworld to create new watch fair

Five of the world's biggest luxury watchmakers, including Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Chanel, announced Tuesday they would withdraw from Baselworld to create a new watch fair.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/16 17:13:40

Community bonds closer but couples' relationships challenged by COVID-19

The long period of quarantine at home due to the outbreak of COVID-19 appears to have tightened the bonds between residents in communities but has also led to more trouble and even divorce for many couples in China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/9 22:53:40

Chinese netizens reluctant to say goodbye to 'Modern Family'

Eleven seasons and 250 episodes later, US comedy series Modern Family has bid goodbye to fans across the globe. Many Chinese netizens took to social media to express their love for the show and talk about their favorite moments from the past 11 years.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/9 19:23:41

Young people from Chinese mainland and Hong Kong get closer through social media

As an increasing number of young people in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong have taken to social media apps such as TikTok, mutual understanding and communication between the two groups has been increased.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/8 15:13:40

Sichuan Province holds first wedding banquet since COVID-19 outbreak; traditional Chinese wedding customs adapt to pandemic requirements

Couples in China with wedding plans have been anxiously waiting for the day when the ban against large gatherings will finally be lifted. Well, one lucky couple in Southwest China's Sichuan Province was finally able to celebrate with family and friends at the province's first wedding banquet, or xijiu, on Thursday, although they quickly discovered that many customs had been adapted to fit the current times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/31 9:33:19

Partying moves online in Cuba amid COVID-19 outbreak

Yasmany Quintero, 16, is a typical adolescent eagerly planning his upcoming birthday party in the Vibora Park district of Cuba's capital Havana, where he lives with his mother and grandmother.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/26 6:33:40

Medical aid from China renews Italian student's faith in humanity

Chinese medical team members in Italy are sharing their valuable front-line experience in treating and preventing COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/18 18:23:40

Chinese share tips on dealing with being on lockdown amid COVID-19

As countries like Italy and Spain go on nation-wide lockdowns to battle COVID-19, more people around the world are staying at home for quarantine, leading a life similar to what many Chinese began a month ago. Here are some tips that Chinese are sharing for dealing being stuck at home during the pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/16 22:43:40